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Patti Smith Found Turning 70 ‘Challenging’

Music News Desk By Celebretainment Patti Smith found the year she turned 70 “challenging”. The ‘Because the Night’ hitmaker is writing a follow-up to her 2015 memoir ‘M. Train’, which will cover the year 2016 because it was a period she found so difficult. She said: “[The book] covers the year 2016. A challenging year […]

Coming Soon — New “Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul” Book By Author Mark Bego

Books News Desk COMING: “Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul” by Mark Bego Author Mark Bego, who has done two books previously on Aretha Franklin, will be releasing, with Skyhorse Publishing, Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul. Says Bego: “Aretha Franklin will always be remembered as being a true original.  Her voice was so strong and […]

Books: “Born To Be Bad” Talking to The Greatest Villains in Action Cinema By Timon Singh

  While 1980s action cinema may have been a time of shaggy mullets, big biceps, and one-liners for the heroes, it was a always the villains that stuck in our minds once the credits rolled. Whether they were smuggling cocaine, bearer bonds, Krugerrands, attempting world domination or some good old-fashioned kidnapping, the villains were always […]

Books: ‘Miss Subways’ A Quirky Novel By David Duchovny

  Jeff Ayers/Associated Press Though primarily known for his acting roles in TV series such as “The X-Files,” David Duchovny has the writing gene as well. “Miss Subways” is a quirky, wholly original — and at times baffling — novel that tackles an Irish myth and gives it a contemporary spin, mixing it with legends […]

Legendary Journalist and Veteran Music Publicist, Mikal Gilmore and Elaine Schock, Releasing New Memoir Detailing Battle Against HPV-related Cancer

  LOS ANGELES – Cool Titles has announced the upcoming publication of  Stay With Me, a powerful new memoir by Mikal Gilmore and Elaine Schock. The initial volume in a moving trilogy about life, death, marriage, family, music, cats, and a dog named Indie,  Stay With Me, is a remarkable personal testimony of one couple’s […]

6 Royal Romance Books To Read After The Royal Engagement

  Rachael Ellenbogen Displayed with permission from International Business Times The announcement of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s engagement on Monday was the news people everywhere were waiting to hear. Their tale is the kind of story romance books are written about, which is why reading those books is a perfect way to celebrate the […]

New Book By Famed Photographer Peter Simon Brings Unique Perspective to Martha’s Vineyard

Via press release (Martha’s Vineyard, MA) – With a career having spanned over 50 years, Peter Simon has covered an incredible range of subjects from 1960s free love and protest to the greatest names in rock ‘n’ roll, reggae and pop music, major league baseball, and so much more. Now, with his newest book “MARTHA’S […]

Rock & Roll Biographer Mark Bego Turns Chef With “Eat Like A Rock Star”

  Follow @TheMacWire  and  M.A. Cassata on Facebook     With 12 million books in print, the rock & roll biographer known as “The Prince of Pop Music Bios,” Mark Bego, has suddenly morphed into a celebrity chef with his new all-star rock & roll cookbook:  “Eat Like a Rock Star.”  His long-time friend, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, […]

Entertainment Author M.A. Cassata Releases Updated Edition Of Fan-Favorite ‘The Elton John Scrapbook’— New Edition Features Detailed Information About The Music Legend’s Life

Entertainment author M.A. Cassata has announced the release of The Elton John Scrapbook: Revised and Updated eBook Edition. The original book was published in 2002, and over the years, fans have requested that a newly updated version be published. Cassata heard her fans’ requests and went to work on the new version that was just […]

Books: Syllables of Rain— A Brave New Novel Peeks Through “The Fog of War”

The impending anniversary release of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album notwithstanding, it is also 50 years ago this month that then-U. S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara told then-U. S. President Lyndon B. Johnson in a private letter that he had serious concerns about the outcome of the Vietnam War. As we know from history, nearly […]

R.L. Stine, Master of ’90s Kid Horror, Enjoys an Unexpected Renaissance

Join The Fun! Please follow The Mac Wire  on Twitter  and M.A. Cassata  on Facebook. R.L. Stine has been murdering teenagers for 30 years. Considered the king of young-adult horror fiction—he remembers being described as a “literary training bra for Stephen King”—Stine is best known as the author of the popular 1990s book series Goosebumps and Fear Street. In the […]

BearManor Media Announces the Release of “Take These Jokes”, Please by Mel Simons

When it comes to comedy, nobody knows the comics and their jokes as well as Mel Simons. Mel has spent his entire career enjoying, collecting and chronicling the best of the best, whether it be the comedy of radio, TV, nightclubs or stand-up comedians. Take These Jokes, Please! is the latest in Mel’s prolific series of books, […]

Walking Dead Novelist, Jay Bonansinga, Launches New Entertainment Company Specializing in Groundbreaking Content

Jay Bonansinga, the New York Times bestselling author of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead novels, has launched a new entertainment company, Magnetik Ink, with marketing and branding creative consultant, Jeff Siegel.  Magnetik Ink Entertainment specializes in groundbreaking content that is dark, edgy and controversial. Its focus is on the genres of horror, science fiction, fantasy and […]

The Matchless Gene Rayburn: ” Biography of TV Game Show Host

Match Game was the TV game show that defined the 1970s, with ribald jokes, tacky fashions, and guest appearances by the decade’s top television stars. It was also the TV show that defined its host, Gene Rayburn. Generations of game show watchers instantly recognized Rayburn–the toothy grin and the comically long, thin microphone that he clutched […]

Books: How the Decline of His Father Prompted Elvis Costello To Write His Memoir

In the epigraph to his memoir, Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink, Elvis Costello quotes his own song, “All the Rage”: “So don’t try to touch my heart / It’s darker than you think / And don’t try to read my mind / Because it’s full of disappearing ink.” If the darkness alludes to the wayward […]

The True Story: Emperor of the North By Christopher Knopf

When Robert Aldrich directed his unforgettable film, Emperor of the North (1973), featuring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, and Keith Carradine, changes were made to the original screenplay by award-winning Christopher Knopf. The film still managed to please audiences and has remained a revered favorite among many. Even the theme ballad, “A Man and a Train”, written by Frank […]

Intimate New Revelations About John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 15th Anniversary E-Book Edition of Cult Classic Nowhere Man

John Lennon programmed sex dreams about Barbara Walters, had a sexual relationship with his Korean masseuse, and wrote about them both, in detail, in his diaries. These are among the new revelations about the ex-Beatle and his wife Yoko Ono in the updated 15th anniversary e-book edition of Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon, Robert […]

Punk Icon Patti Smith Releases Second Memoir, ‘M Train’

Patti Smith has a new memoir out. And the reviews are really good. Her last memoir, Just Kids, from 2010, chronicled her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe before he became known as one of the best and most provocative photographers of the 20th century and before she became, well, a rock goddess. Just Kids won a National Book Award. It spent 42 weeks […]